When: Thursday 27 June 2019, 7:15pm for 7:30pm start

Where: Albion Peace Centre, 102 McDonald Rd, Windsor (underneath the Albion Overpass, near rolackmore St; UBD 140 Ref. C14) Click here for a map.

Cost: A small donation is appreciated to help cover venue hire costs. Renew members $2, non-members $4.

Presentation: Industrial heating is a huge potential energy market which is estimated to constitute about 30% of global energy consumption. Concentrated solar thermal energy is abundant, relatively simple to store, and has the potential to reduce operating costs of greenhouses, food and beverage and manufacturing businesses. Australia is ideally positioned to take advantage of our huge solar resources and for this reason it has enormous potential to reduce costs and CO2 emissions.

Terry Sullavan will provide an overview of concentrated solar thermal (CST) and how it can be used to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels in combined heat and power applications. He’ll talk about the first large-scale concentrated solar power plant in the world to provide heat, power and water for horticultural activities at Sundrop Farms in South Australia. We will look at how energy production is tailored to the seasonal needs of the project’s greenhouses, and balanced throughout the year to minimise energy costs.

District heating is proving another promising market in Europe for concentrated solar thermal. We’ll also look at the Brønderslev plant which provides district heating to the community in winter, and electricity in summer.

Speaker: Terry Sullavan joined Aalborg CSP in May 2016 to commission what has become an iconic example of the potential of concentrated solar thermal in Australia, Sundrop Farms in Port Augusta. He is a systems engineer with over 20 years’ experience in various engineering industries including solar energy, public infrastructure, manufacturing and construction.

We hope to see you there.

Trevor Berrill

Renew Brisbane Branch.